Coffee Shops, Baristas, and the Downtown Appleton Art Scene

Starving artists and coffee shops go together like, well, biscotti and café au laits. While “coffee shop art” doesn’t always have the best connotations (did anyone else think of this sketch from Portlandia), I’ve been surprised and delighted at the range of skill displayed in downtown Appleton coffee shops over the years. ACOCA, Aspen Coffee […]

Six Funny Wisconsin T-Shirt Designs and Where You Can Find Even More

Most of us who live or come from Wisconsin have a lot of state pride. Perhaps the only state with as much swagger as Wisconsin would be Texas. And those Texans are pretty crazy! Wisconsinites also have an extra sharp sense of humor (bonus points if you got the cheese pun there). WhooNEW found some […]

Top 10 Optimistic Reasons to Look Forward to Winter in Wisconsin

For some people, winter in Wisconsin is the best. We’ve got fun winter sports like skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and ice fishing. We get to go sledding and build snowmen! On the other hand, the cold weather can be so blistery and bitter, driving can get long and scary, and shoveling can plain old wear you […]

7 Reasons You Should Date a Wisconsin Woman

Ever since the ladies of California got their anthem with the incorrectly spelled “California Gurls”, I’ve been looking for something that lauds the beauty and know-how of my fellow female cheeseheads. Since I haven’t seen it—and since I’ve lived my life around amazing Midwestern ladies—I am here to inform you on why Wisconsin women are […]

5 Times It’s Hard Being an Anti-Social Person in Wisconsin: An Open Letter

Dear Wisconsin, I love you, I do. Unfortunately, I’m also deeply introverted and not great at interacting with others in public. While I’m grateful for the politeness of my region, it does lead to problematic situations that I’m sure would happen less if I lived on a coastline. Back me up here, my anti-social brethren. These […]

Melting the Mystery of Blue Moon Ice Cream

It pops out from inside the glass case at your favorite Wisconsin ice cream parlor. That bright blue color practically screams at you compared to the Rocky Road, Mackinac Island Fudge and Cookie Dough. But it’s the flavor of Blue Moon ice cream that gets everyone talking – and wondering… A quick internet search turns […]

6 Delicious Root Beers That are Made in Wisconsin

Sweet, frothy and refreshing – there’s nothing quite like a frosty mug of root beer. It’s the grandaddy of all carbonated beverages and its sassafras flavor is uniquely American. The first guy to market root beer to the masses almost called it “root tea” instead. Thankfully, Charles Hires realized that his potential customers – Pennsylvania […]

Barbie is a Cheesehead: The Shocking Truth About America’s Favorite Doll

It’s an all too familiar story. So familiar in fact, that perhaps it’s not that shocking at all. From humble beginnings, to rich and famous, to an out-of-control spiral of self-destruction, the rise of a celebrity is all-too-often followed by a crash landing. The strangest thing about Barbie’s story could be that she managed to […]

Hinterland’s White Cap, On Tap and in a Six-Pack

If you’re looking for six good reasons to drink a frosty brew, look no further than the beer cooler at your neighborhood grocery store.  There you’ll find Hinterland’s latest creation, White Cap.  It’s the first time since the 1990s the Green Bay brewery is offering a six-pack.

6 Signs You’ve Got a Classic Wisconsin Grandma

Wisconsin grandmothers are some of the best in the world. They can be sweet as sugar and tough as nails at the same time. They know how to make amazing meals and always have a story to tell or some “expert advice” to give. Hopefully, you’ve been blessed with a grandma as amazing as mine. […]